Patents by Inventor Masahiko Fukushima

Masahiko Fukushima has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10792710
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for washing a smearing member, the method including: dropping a washing agent on a glass slide; and causing the smearing member to be in contact with the washing agent on the glass slide, to wash the smearing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuo Yamasaki, Noriyuki Nakanishi, Masahiko Fukushima, Hiroyuki Koga
  • Publication number: 20180290181
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for washing a smearing member, the method including: dropping a washing agent on a glass slide; and causing the smearing member to be in contact with the washing agent on the glass slide, to wash the smearing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Mitsuo YAMASAKI, Noriyuki NAKANISHI, Masahiko FUKUSHIMA, Hiroyuki KOGA
  • Publication number: 20170343454
    Abstract: A smear preparing apparatus according to one or more embodiments includes: a first transporter that transports a storage tool in a first direction, the storage tool capable of holding microscope slides side by side in the first direction; a slide transfer unit that transfers a microscope slide having a stained sample to the storage tool transported by the first transporter; and a second transporter that is adjacent to the first transporter and that transports the storage tool housing the microscope slide transferred by the slide transfer unit, in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriyuki NAKANISHI, Masahiko FUKUSHIMA, Seiya SHINABE, Mitsuo YAMASAKI
  • Patent number: 7789382
    Abstract: Data table specifying the relationship between the number of sheets per one copy of a booklet produced by a bookbinding apparatus B and the working speed of a coating section 60 is selected based on printing speed information of an image forming apparatus A, and the working speed of the coating section 60 is changed in accordance with the number of sheets per one copy of a booklet to be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Masahiko Fukushima
  • Patent number: 7547017
    Abstract: A sheet feed device of this invention includes a sheet feed tray, a sheet feed unit which feeds a sheet placed on the sheet feed tray, a detection sensor which detects the presence/absence of a sheet on the sheet feed tray, and a sensor mounting member which mounts the detection sensor on the sheet feed tray. The sensor mounting member can mount the detection sensor on the sheet feed tray such that the angle of the sensor can be adjusted with respect to the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignees: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., Nisca Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Mizubata, Kiyoshi Hata, Masahiko Fukushima, Masahiro Ogawa, Hiroyuki Yamada, Masaki Higuchi
  • Patent number: 7527465
    Abstract: A book-binding apparatus in which adhesive is used for binding a book includes a tank to store an adhesive which is heat-melted, a heater to heat the tank, a first temperature sensor mounted in the tank, a first controller to control the temperature based on a temperature detected by the first temperature sensor, wherein the first controller controls the heater so as to make the temperature of the adhesive in the tank to be a predetermined temperature, a second temperature sensor mounted adjacent to a top level of a melted adhesive, an adhesive transporting section to transport the adhesive to the tank, and a second temperature controller to control the adhesive transporting section to transport the adhesive to the tank based on a shape of a book, when the temperature detected by the second temperature sensor is equal to or lower than a set temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Teruhiko Toyoizumi, Masahiko Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20080272532
    Abstract: Data table specifying the relationship between the number of sheets per one copy of a booklet produced by a bookbinding apparatus B and the working speed of a coating section 60 is selected based on printing speed information of an image forming apparatus A, and the working speed of the coating section 60 is changed in accordance with the number of sheets per one copy of a booklet to be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventor: Masahiko Fukushima
  • Patent number: 7339654
    Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus is provided including a sheet feed tray on which sheets of a plurality of sizes are placed. A conveying unit conveys a sheet on the sheet feed tray to a predetermined processing position. A sheet position detector has a plurality of light-emitting units respectively arranged at positions corresponding to different sheet widths and one light-receiving unit capable of moving to positions corresponding to the plurality of light-emitting units. A light reception position detector which detects the position of the light-receiving unit, and a control unit which selects one of the plurality of light-emitting units can also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignees: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., Nisca Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Mizubata, Kiyoshi Hata, Masahiko Fukushima, Kazuhide Sano, Masashi Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20070122256
    Abstract: A book-binding apparatus in which adhesive is used for binding a book includes a tank to store an adhesive which is heat-melted, a heater to heat the tank, a first temperature sensor mounted in the tank, a first controller to control the temperature based on a temperature detected by the first temperature sensor, wherein the first controller controls the heater so as to make the temperature of the adhesive in the tank to be a predetermined temperature, a second temperature sensor mounted adjacent to a top level of a melted adhesive, an adhesive transporting section to transport the adhesive to the tank, and a second temperature controller to control the adhesive transporting section to transport the adhesive to the tank based on a shape of a book, when the temperature detected by the second temperature sensor is equal to or lower than a set temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Teruhiko Toyoizumi, Masahiko Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20060071393
    Abstract: A sheet feed device of this invention includes a sheet feed tray, a sheet feed unit which feeds a sheet placed on the sheet feed tray, a detection sensor which detects the presence/absence of a sheet on the sheet feed tray, and a sensor mounting member which mounts the detection sensor on the sheet feed tray. The sensor mounting member can mount the detection sensor on the sheet feed tray such that the angle of the sensor can be adjusted with respect to the tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Mizubata, Kiyoshi Hata, Masahiko Fukushima, Masahiro Ogawa, Hiroyuki Yamada, Masaki Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20060044543
    Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus includes a sheet feed tray on which sheets of a plurality of sizes which differ in length in a sheet widthwise direction perpendicular to a sheet conveying direction, a conveying unit which conveys a sheet on the sheet feed tray to a predetermined processing position, a sheet position detector which has a plurality of light-emitting units respectively arranged at positions corresponding to different sheet widths and one light-receiving unit capable of moving to positions corresponding to the plurality of light-emitting units, a light reception position detector which detects the position of the light-receiving unit, and a control unit which selects one of the plurality of light-emitting units on the basis of a detection result from the light reception position detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2005
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Mizubata, Kiyoshi Hata, Masahiko Fukushima, Kazuhide Sano, Masashi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 6169165
    Abstract: A method for producing polybenzazole in the presence of iron(II) ion. The polybenzazole obtained by this method can be formed into a highly strong fiber having a high elastic modulus and a heat resistant film. The method enables economical production of polybenzazole having fine tone and high polymerization degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fuyuhiko Kubota, Masahiko Fukushima, Makiko Koyama
  • Patent number: 5126853
    Abstract: A dropout detecting apparatus includes a high-frequency-range compensation circuit for emphasizing a signal component in a high-frequency-range of a reproduced high-frequency signal, a reference signal generating circuit for deriving a reference signal from the reproduced high-frequency signal. The reference signal has an inverse relationship to the reproduced high-frequency having the emphasized signal component supplied from the high-frequency-range compensation circuit. The apparatus further includes a pulse signal generating circuit for converting the reproduced high-frequency signal supplied from the high-frequency-range compensation circuit into a pulse signal on the basis of the reference signal supplied from the reference signal generating circuit, and a circuit for determining whether the reproduced high-frequency signal includes a dropout on the basis of a change in period of the pulse signal supplied from the pulse signal generating circuit and for outputting a dropout detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: TEAC Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Mashimo, Masahiko Fukushima
  • Patent number: 4722054
    Abstract: A customer information input system for a P.O.S. terminal includes a portable type wireless input device that has a magnetic card reader section a key entry section for inputting customer data, for reading information from the card, a memory section for storing the information and the data, a transmitting section for sending the information and the data in response to a request signal, and a repeater connected to the P.O.S. terminal for transferring the information and the data to the P.O.S. terminal. A plurality of such input devices are placed at various sales counters and customers can simultaneously input the information and the data for transmission to the terminal which receives and processes the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 26, 1988
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Shin-ichi Yorozu, Masahiko Fukushima